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6-Part Online Course

Personal Protective Grounding

This is a past course

  • Duration
    6 Two-Hour Sessions
  • Instructor

About Personal Protective Grounding

In this course led by Jim Vaughn, CUSP, you’ll get the detail and vigor of in-person training through a multipart webinar series. Basic and advanced personal protective grounding (PPG) will be covered, followed by equipment grounding and PPG in transmission construction. Each session in the series will be two hours long.

PPG 101 (Two Webinars)
These two webinar provides the information necessary to competently understand the electrical phenomena present when currents are flowing in grounded circuits. It also covers the three fundamental principles of current in grounded circuits and OSHA’s absolute requirements for de-energized utility work based on those three principles.

Advanced PPG
Attendees of this webinar must have participated in PPG 101. Advanced PPG covers grounding for induction and unintended energizing using graphics to describe both transmission and distribution configurations. Discussion includes why the configurations work and why they comply with the OSHA and IEEE standards.

Equipment Grounding
This webinar covers OSHA’s expectations for grounding of equipment in an energized environment. It addresses the practical approaches necessary to meet the requirements of the standard and what it takes to ensure protection of employees.

PPG in Transmission Construction
This webinar covers the OSHA standards as well as the consensus standards recognized by OSHA that must be adhered to when pulling conductors in an energized environment. Discussion includes both grounding for protection from faults and grounding to protect workers from induction hazards. The session also addresses practical concerns for induction and practical worksite bonding of equipment at pulling, splicing and tensioning locations.

Instructor

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Jim Vaughn, CUSP

Jim Vaughn, CUSP began his utility career in the early seventies as a lineman for Florida Power and Light company. His utility credentials include journeyman lineman and foreman in transmission and distribution maintenance and construction, including hotstick, gloving and bare-hand qualification. Jim has worked in safety and training for the last 25 years with contractors and utilities across the south and western United States.

Jim is currently serving both as In-House SME for UBM, the parent company for Incident Prevention and as Senior Consultant for the Institute for Safety in Powerline Construction. Jim is the author of both Incident Prevention magazines regular features; 101 Train the Trainer series and the Q&A series.

Personal Protective Grounding is not included in the iPi Online Subcription.

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